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. when proposition 8 passed back in 2008, one couple bay area couple -- sandy stier and kris perry --- who have been partners for more than a decade --- filed a suit, saying the ban is unconstitutional and discriminatory. today, they remain on the frontlines, continuing to fight for equality. >> this is very, very, this is a very important to fight. not just for sandy and i but for kids, and frankly that do not even know for kids that are going to . >> ".want this yet" the duo has a hearing coming up in march, where they will try and prove that the ban needs to be lifted. many credit former san francisco mayor gavin newsom with starting the ball rolling on same sex marriage back in 2004. we talked to him earlier and got his reaction to the high courts decision to review the case. >> in my lifetime, i did not expect the supreme court to have in front of them today. now, we are having a different argument with the united states that also supports marriage equality. it is a pretty extraordinary thing and a testament to people not giving up and a testament to the future. >>pam: those o
-- smoke rings at seattle's space needle. >>pam: the aftermath of hurricane sandy is driving business in washington today. as the senate meets to talk about the storm's impact on transportation, the push for state aid continues from high-profile advocates. emily schmidt has more from washington. >> it didn't take long to see hurricane sandy's damage was bad. now--- officials are beginning to say just how bad. the numbers emerged at one capitol hill hearing after >> fema has provided over 14 million meals, over 16 million liters of water, over 1.6 million blankets, and over 100,000 tarps. >> hundreds of thousands of families have had to go from their homes. >> one subway station, south ferry, is going to cost over 500 million dollars-- nearly 600 million --to repair. >> families impacted by the storm say it's been a huge blow. >> it doesn't feel like new york, i feel like i am in a third world country right now >> so the governors of two states hard hit by sandy are taking their case to washington: new jersey governor chris christie meeting with white house and capitol hill officials t
the toll of superstorm sandy and concerns about the fiscal cliff. tax increases and spending cuts are set to trigger after january first unless the white house and congressional republicans strike a compromise. house speaker john boehner said friday the president's current approach could hamper future job growth. >> because the risk the president wants us to take, increasing tax rates, will hit many small businesses that produce 60 - 70 percent of the new jobs in our country >> democrats argue that without tax increases on the the revenue necessary to combine with the savings and with the spending cuts to reduce the deficit, to create jobs, to grow the economy, to improve the lives of the american people. >> about twelve million americans remain out of work. economists forecast dire consequences without a washington, i'm karin caifa. >>catherine: this is the 71st anniversary of the date that will live in infamy. december 7th 19-41 was when the japanese attacked pearl harbor. this was a moment of silence as 2-thousand people gathered in hawaii to honor those killed in the surprise attack.
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